About the MSVC

The Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter (MSVC) of the Military Officers Association of America celebrates their sixth year on a positive note, receiving their second MOAA 5-star Level of Excellence Award, after having received three consecutive 4-star Level of Excellence Awards.  Five LOE’s in 6 years!  Not bad!

This Chapter is a strong supporter of the ROTC program at Youngstown State University and provides scholarships and awards for cadets. The Chapter also awards a medal to a Cadet in the JROTC program in the area. Members participate in area Memorial and Veterans Day parades and ceremonies.

Several of the Chapter members are alumni of the Youngstown State University ROTC program. Members of the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter enjoy being involved in supporting servicemen and women who are deployed from the Youngstown Air Force Reserve Station and Pennsylvania National Guard in Farrell, Pennsylvania.

MSVC covers Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull counties in Ohio and Lawrence and Mercer counties in Pennsylvania. MSVC is one of seven chapters in the Ohio State MOAA Council of Chapters.  MSVC publishes a newsletter (print and electronic) eleven times a year.


Meetings
The Chapter typically meets once per month in the Community Activity Center at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna, Ohio, with a few exceptions. Membership meetings are held at dinner on the 4th Thursday of the month in the spring and summer. In the fall and winter when Daylight Savings Time is inactive, the Chapter meets at lunch time on the third Friday of the month. In the summer months, we enjoy a variety of local events together. Monthly meetings are open to members, spouses, and guests. Attire for most events is Business Casual. Typical dinner meeting agenda:

1600 – Cash bar opens
1800 – Social
1830 – Dinner
1930 – Program

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MSVC History

November 8, 2018 – Robert P. Milich to be inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services has announced the members of the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter of MOAA member Robert P. Milich, Lt Col, U.S. Air Force, Retired, will be inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Radiant Life Church on 7100 Post Road in Dublin, Ohio.

The twenty-member Class of 2018 was chosen from among 119 nominations. This year’s class joins 854 Ohio veterans who have been inducted since 1992 and represent all eras and branches.

The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame was established in 1992 by former Gov. George Voinovich to recognize the post-military achievements of outstanding Ohio veterans. Charter members of the Hall of Fame’s Class of 1992 included the six Ohio veterans who were elected President of the United States as well as Medal of Honor recipients from Ohio. Honorees of the past 25 years include astronauts, community volunteers, community leaders, safety officers, veteran advocates and government officials.

The members of the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame are honored in a permanent display near the Ohio Statehouse at the Riffe Center, 77 South High Street in Columbus. Additionally, the Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission has a display of county Veterans honored by induction in the Hall of Fame.

Read the Youngstown Vindicator article by
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November 1, 2018 – MSVC President Florence Hosler accepted the Five-Star award from MOAA President and CEO, Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, USAF (Ret)., during the awards banquet at the 2018 MOAA Annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ, on November 1, 2018.

Every year, MOAA’s affiliates compete to receive a four- or five-star Levels of Excellence Award. Based on 2017 programs and initiatives, 139 of MOAA’s very best councils and chapters earned five-star awards, while 26 above-average councils and chapters received four-star awards. There are over 400 chapters in MOAA.

The award honors chapters for exceptional work on state and national legislative issues; for partnerships with other local service organizations; and for assistance to the local JROTC and ROTC.

“You are all volunteers, and you have all committed, time and again, to ‘never stop serving,’ ” said Lt. Gen. Ed Hanlon, USMC (Ret.), chairman of MOAA’s Council and Chapter Affairs Committee.

Pictured at right are Lt. Gen. Edward Hanlon, Jr., USMC (Ret), MSVC President Florence Hosler, and Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, USAF (Ret).

September 21, 2017 – MSVC President Gary Williams accepts the Five-Star Award streamer from MOAA President and CEO, Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, USAF (Ret), during a ceremony at the Ohio Council of Chapters meeting held at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna.
October 25, 2016 – MSVC President Gary Williams accepts the four-star streamer from MOAA Board of Directors Chair, General Tony Robertson, USAF, Ret., at the awards banquet. The banquet is held in conjunction with the MOAA national annual business meeting in Arlington,Virginia.
October 31, 2015 – Col Dick Calta, USAF, Ret., had the honor to accept Four-Star Level of Excellence Award streamer from MOAA Board of Directors Chair General Tony Robertson, USAF, Ret., at the 2015 Levels of Excellence Award dinner.
October 28, 2014 – Col Roderick Hosler, USA, Ret., President of the Mahoning Shenango Valleys Chapter, accepted Four-Star Level of Excellence (LOE) Award from General John Tilelli, Jr., USA, Ret., MOAA’s Chairman of the Board at the 2014 Levels of Excellence Award dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2013 – Winner of MOAA’s 2013 Chapter Recruiting Challenge and 2013 chapter retention
December 31, 2012 – Winner of MOAA’s Give Me 10! Membership program. Most paid members in Category I. (49 members or fewer)
February 23, 2012 – VADM Norbert Ryan, Jr., USN, Ret. President of MOAA, presents the Charter to Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter.
December 8, 2011 – COL Dick Calta installed:

President – COL Walter Duzzny, USA, Ret.
1st VP – LT John Holzer, USN
2nd VP – LTC Donald Rasile, USA, Ret.
Sec./Treas – CWO3 Don Oglesby, USCG, Ret.

October 28, 2011 – COL Dick Calta formally requested affiliation of MSVC with MOAA. The MOAA Council and Chapter Affairs Board approved the affiliation this day.
October 27, 2011 – Twenty-six people agreed to chapter membership. Twenty people attended this organizational meeting. The decision was made to proceed with chapter establishment and subsequent submittal of a MOAA affiliation request from the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter (MSVC).

 

 

 

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